More Snow & Colder Temps Are Heading For Eastern Iowa, Northwestern Illinois
We started January off with warmer-than-normal temperatures and little to no snow. At the end of January, we have snow constantly falling from the sky and colder-than-normal temperatures headed our way. We have all the details about when the snow will arrive and when we can expect to start freezing our butts off again.
According to the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities, we are expected to see more snowfall in the Quad Cities area, especially north of I-80 on Saturday. Northern counties in our area are actually under a Winter Weather Advisory. That will go into effect for counties like Jackson and Jones (Iowa) on Saturday starting at 3 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m.
Officials from the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities say areas north of I-80 are likely to see at least 2 inches of new snow through the day.
There is still a lot of uncertainty on how much snow we'll get to the south of this storm. Officials say that strong north winds will develop causing some drifting across east-west roads.
The National Weather Service of Des Moines says that the snow will mainly fall in a band along Highway 20 with the majority of the snowfall taking place in Western and Northwestern Iowa.
Cold air is expected to follow this snowstorm. The National Weather Service of the Quad Cities says that thanks to an Arctic air mass blowing into the region, we will have below-normal temperatures early next week.
Expect highs to be in the teens and single digits with lows dropping all the way down to zero. Wind chills could drop it down past -20° at night and early in the mornings.
Make sure your snowblower, shovels, and children all work before the snow gets here!